Volunteering at Thetford Forest

Help make Thetford Forest a fantastic place

We have a range of opportunities to get involved including:

Shadow Volunteers

Interested in a career in forestry? You might like our Shadow Volunteer scheme, where volunteers are given training, experience and development opportunities by work shadowing Forestry England staff.

Find out more about the scheme and when to apply via the button below.

Shadow Volunteers information

Volunteer Trail Inspectors

We have a number of waymarked walking trails around Thetford Forest and High Lodge which need regular inspections. The Friends of Thetford Forest work with the Forestry Commission to help inspect these trails. This is important to ensure the trails are well maintained by reporting any problems to the Forestry Commission. Trails range from 2 to 7.5 miles in length and you can choose a trail which is convenient to you to walk and check.  

Conservation Volunteers

The Conservation Volunteers are members of the Friends of Thetford Forest who meet up on the third Sunday of each month at different locations around Thetford Forest. They carry out hands on practical tasks to benefit Thetford's amazing wildlife and habitats.   

Lynford Arboretum Group

The Lynford Arboretum Group are members of the Friends of Thetford Forest who carry out practical horticultural tasks in the Arboretum. They help to nurture and improve the shrub layer and make it a welcoming place for visitors.  

Visit the Friends of Thetford Forest website for more details.  

Volunteer at Forest Live 

Love your forest and love music? Be a part of Forest Live and volunteer with us to help make this amazing music event happen.

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